Why Should you Eat Water Melon? atip November 19, 2015 FRUITS, HEALTH WATER MELONCONTAINS CITRULLLINE The organic compound citrulline is an α-amino acid. Its name is derived from citrullus, the Latin word for watermelon, from which it was first isolated in 1914 by Koga & Odake. It was finally identified by Wada in 1930 Citrulline is a compound which helps relax the blood vessels, similar to a man who takes viagra. This effect is also beneficial to the heart circulatory and the immune system. Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Tweet Share on Google Plus Share Share on Pinterest Share Share on Linkedin Share Share on Digg Share Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.